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Western harbor in Malmö
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7131-7353
2015 (English)In: Review 11. Re-inventing planning: examples from the Profession, Rotterdam, Nederländerna: International Society of City and Regional Planners , 2015, Vol. 11, 210-227 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

For the last 15 years Västra hamnen (Western Harbor) in Malmö, and Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm have been the major flagships of Swedish international eco-city ambitions. These city development projects are presented both as leading examples of the conversion of former industrial harbor areas and of environmental adaptation of densely built urban environments. Western Harbor is a centrally located former shipyard area which, since the end of the 1990s, has developed into a mixed city area for housing, schools, offices, shops and other workplaces as well as for recreational areas with beaches, parks and yacht harbors. Since its first phase, part of a housing expo in 2001, it has attracted international interest for its dense architecture, bold energy goals based on varied local renewable energy production, household waste systems, green and blue structures, and dialogue processes. By 2031, when the area is completed, it is expected to be the home for 25,000 people and 25,000 workplaces. In 2014, there were 7,300 inhabitants and more than 12,000 work places in Western Harbor, already twice of the work force of the former shipyard at its height.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rotterdam, Nederländerna: International Society of City and Regional Planners , 2015. Vol. 11, 210-227 p.
, Isocarp Review, 11
Keyword [en]
planning, eco-cities, revitalization, sustainable urban development, compact city
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123211ISBN: 978-94-90354-42-8OAI: diva2:877640
The 51th ISOCARP Congress, Netherlands, , Belgium and Germany, 19-23 October
Available from: 2015-12-07 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2015-12-16Bibliographically approved

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